Plenary Speakers

 


Prof. Alex K.-Y. JEN
Fellow of AAAS, MRS, and ACS
Provost, City University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong

Prof. Jen was the Boeing-Johnson Chair Professor and Chair of the Department of Materials Science & Engineering at the University of Washington, Seattle. He also served as Chief Scientist for the Clean Energy Institute endowed by the Washington State Governor. Professor Jen has co-authored >830 publications, given over 500 invited presentations, has >43,000 citations and an H-index of 107, and is co-inventor for more than 50 patents and invention disclosures.

Lecture Title: From Molecular Photovoltaics to the Harness of Sun Power


Prof. Paul S. WEISS
Distinguished Professor of California NanoSystems Institute and Departments of Chemistry & Biochemistry and Materials Science & Engineering, UCLA, USA

Prof. Paul S. Weiss is a nanoscientist and holds a UC Presidential Chair and a distinguished professor of chemistry & biochemistry and materials science & engineering at UCLA, where he was previously director of the California NanoSystems Institute. He also currently holds visiting appointments at Harvard’s Wyss Institute and several universities in Australia, China, and South Korea.
He is a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, the American Association for the Advancement of Science, the American Chemical Society, the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering, the American Physical Society, the American Vacuum Society, the Canadian Academy of Engineering, and an honorary fellow of the Chinese Chemical Society. He is the founding and current editor-in-chief of ACS Nano.


Prof. Pulickel Madhavapanicker AJAYAN
Fellow of AAAS
Benjamin M. and Mary Greenwood Anderson Professor in Engineering, Rice University, USA

Prof. Ajayan spent two years as a research scientist at the Laboratoire de Physique des Solides, Orsay in France and nearly a year and a half as an Alexander von Humboldt fellow at the Max-Planck-Institut fur Metallforschung, Stuttgart in Germany.  In 1997, he joined the materials science and engineering faculty at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute as an assistant professor and was the Henri Burlage Chair Professor in Engineering until 2007. He joined Rice University in July 2007.
Dr. Ajayan is one of the pioneers in the field of carbon nanotubes and was involved in the early work on the topic along with the NEC group. He has published one book and 324 journal papers with >18,600 citations, an h-index of 67, and more than 230 invited talks. He has been elected as a fellow of AAAS and to the Mexican Academy of Sciences. He is on the advisory editorial board of several materials science and nanotechnology journals and on the boards of several nanotech companies.

Dr. Meyya MEYYAPPAN
Fellow of IEEE, ASME, IOP, AVS
Chief Scientist for Exploration Technology, NASA Ames Research Center, USA

Dr. Meyya Meyyappan is chief scientist for Exploration Technology at NASA’s Ames Research Center in California’s Silicon Valley. Until June 2006, he served as the director of the Center for Nanotechnology at Ames. He also is a founding member of the Interagency Working Group on Nanotechnology (IWGN) established by the Office of Science and Technology Policy in Washington, D.C.
He has published more than 320 journal articles, given more than 200 seminars at universities, and presented more than 250 Invited/Keynote/Plenary Talks on nanotechnology subjects around the world. For his sustained contributions to nanotechnology, he was inducted into the Silicon Valley Engineering Council Hall of Fame in 2009.


Prof. Tianhong CUI
Executive Editor-in-Chief, Light: Science & Applications (Nature)
Distinguished McKnight University Professor, University of Minnesota, USA

Prof. Cui’s group has been investigating a wide spectrum of projects, with an emphasis on microsystems using low-cost & low-temperature micro/nanomanufacturing techniques. The group has pioneered an innovative approach of combining “top-down” micro-manufacturing techniques for MEMS/NEMS with “bottom-up” nano self-assembly and introduced novel “bottom-up” nano self-assembly into the fabrication of MEMS/NEMS devices combining them with “top-down” micromanufacturing. This greatly expands the range of materials and processes available to MEMS manufacturing beyond the conventional silicon. In recent years, his group has worked on a new area of polymer MEMS manufacturing, including highly sensitive polymer-based tunneling sensors and polymer comb drives based on the hot embossing technique. The group also started the new design concept of graphene biosensors, with the capability to integrate graphene with polymer MEMS/ NEMS devices.


Prof. Osamu TABATA
Professor, Kyoto University, Japan

Prof. Osamu Tabata is a Professor at the Department of Micro Engineering, Kyoto University. From October 2019, he will move to Kyoto University of Advanced Science as a founding Dean of Engineering School. He is currently engaged in research on micro/nano processes, MEMS, DNA nanotechnology and micro/nano system synthetic engineering.
Prof. Tabata was a guest professor in University of Freiburg, ETH Zurich,a guest Professor of Huazong University of Science and Technology, a visiting senior international scientist of the Chinese Academy of Science, a senior research fellow at the Freiburg Institute for Advanced Studies (FRIAS),  a distinguished visiting researcher of American University in Cairo and a visiting Professor of Tsinghua University China. He is a senior editor of the IEEE Transactions on Nanotechnology (TNANO), an associate editor of the ASME/IEEE Journal of Micro Electro Mechanical Systems (JMEMS), and an editorial board member of the Elsevier Journal Sensors and Actuators. He is also a program committee member of many important International Conferences in his area of expertise. He is a Fellow of Institute of Electrical Engineer Japan.


Prof. Zhong Lin WANG
Director, Beijing Institute of Nanoenergy and Nanosystems, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China
Regents’ Professor, Georgia Institute of Technology, USA

Prof. Zhong Lin Wang is the Hightower Chair in Materials Science and Engineering and Regents’ Professor at Georgia Tech,and Founding Director and Chief Scientist at Beijing Institute of Nanoenergy and Nanosystems. He pioneered the nanogenerators from fundamental principle to technological applications. His research on self-powered nanosystems has inspired the worldwide effort in academia and industry for studying energy for micro-nano-systems. He coined and pioneered the fields of piezotronics and piezo-phototronics for the third generation semiconductors. He is ranked No. 1 in Google Scholar public profiles in Nanotechnology & Nanoscience both in total citations and h-index impacts. His google scholar citation is over 200,000 with an h-index of over 225.
He has received 2018 ENI award in Energy Frontiers; Global Nanoenergy Prize, The NANOSMAT Society, UK (2017); Distinguished Research Award, Pan Wen Yuan foundation (2017); Distinguished Scientist Award from (US) Southeastern Universities Research Association (2016); Thomas Router Citation Laureate in Physics (2015); World Technology Award (Materials) (2014); Distinguished Professor Award (Highest faculty honor at Georgia Tech) (2014); NANOSMAT prize (United Kingdom) (2014); The James C. McGroddy Prize in New Materials from American Physical Society (2014); MRS Medal from Materials Research Soci. (2011).
He was elected as a foreign member of the Chinese Academy of Sciences in 2009, member of European Academy of Sciences in 2002, academician of Academia of Sinica (Taiwan) 2018, Foreign member of Korean Academy of Science and Technology 2019, International fellow of Canadian Academy of Engineering 2019; fellow of American Physical Society in 2005, fellow of AAAS in 2006, fellow of Materials Research Society in 2008, fellow of Microscopy Society of America in 2010, fellow of the World Innovation Foundation in 2002, fellow of Royal Society of Chemistry, and fellow of World Technology Network 2014. He is the founding editor and chief editor of an international journal Nano Energy, which now has an impact factor of 15.